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Between communism and capitalism: long-run inequality in Poland
Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet
November 2019
Paper No' CEPCP562:
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CentrePiece 24 (3) Autumn 2019

JEL Classification: D31; E01; J3; N34

Tags: income inequality; transformation; poland

How has inequality in Poland evolved between communism and capitalism to reach one of the highest levels in Europe today? Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet chart a century of data on Polish inequality, 1892-2015, to examine the key causes. Their work illustrates the central role of policies and institutions in shaping long-run inequality.

This article summarises 'Between Communism and Capitalism: Long-Term Inequality in Poland, 1892-2015' by Pawel Bukowski and Filip Novokmet, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1628